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I won the i7-950 and motherboard from the October '11 foldathon, and this is what I'm doing with it.

Parts on order:
i7-950 - FREE!!!
Asus Sabertooth x58 - FREE!!!
6GB of Corsair Vengence - $45
9800GX2 - $80
750W NZXT Hale90 PSU - $140
9800GX2 water block - $10
RS240 Radiator - $40
White Corsair 500R - $140
DDC1 pump - $35
CPU block and 120mm radiator - $65
Mystery HDD - donated by BWG, because he's awesome.
Pumptop/res - $50
Fluid $24
Assorted 1/2" barbs - $30
7/16" tubing - $23
Pump mount - $11

Any opinions, advice, etc to improve on things I haven't bought yet, I'd appreciate it, but don't recommend things that cost a ton more as I'm trying to do this inexpensively.

PICTURE!!! Still not folding though:
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Edited by CTRLurself - 12/30/11 at 1:57pm
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post #2 of 83
That psu is gonna be taxed by that setup.

Go with 6gb of ram.. that's more than enough for folding.

And...as far as the case question goes, I just did a wc build with an atx board, and had more than enough room to fit the 240 rad inside the case. I used a Corsair 650D. It's not the cheapest option, but it is a lovely case to work with.
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I just stumbled onto the 500R which seems to fit the bill well... any other good case suggestions under 20"x20"x8" that will fit a 240 and a 120mm rad internally?
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PM'ed you the tracking number, should be there on Wednesday. Hopefully I sent you the box with the chip and not the 460
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I would really think about a bigger psu for that setup if you're planning on folding both the 950 and the gx2.
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Ill be sending you an x58 sabertooth on friday
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Also Jedi, I didn't mention to you...but....the chip is being shipped in a EVGA x58 SLI LE board, but I'm pretty sure it's bad...idk. I basically used it to keep the chip safe during shipping, I didn't have anything else. If it works I think he might re-donate it, not sure though.
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Also Jedi, I didn't mention to you...but....the chip is being shipped in a EVGA x58 SLI LE board, but I'm pretty sure it's bad...idk. I basically used it to keep the chip safe during shipping, I didn't have anything else. If it works I think he might re-donate it, not sure though.
Ok, OP. Let me know if it works and what you want to do. If it works I just give the x58 board out next month or something.
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Also Jedi, I didn't mention to you...but....the chip is being shipped in a EVGA x58 SLI LE board, but I'm pretty sure it's bad...idk. I basically used it to keep the chip safe during shipping, I didn't have anything else. If it works I think he might re-donate it, not sure though.
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Ok, OP. Let me know if it works and what you want to do. If it works I just give the x58 board out next month or something.
After the problems I had with the VREG on my last EVGA board, I'd rather take the Sabertooth (which I LOVE that board) and I'll redonate the EVGA SLI LE if it works. I'll bake it and retest it if it doesn't originally and see if I can resurrect it.

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I would really think about a bigger psu for that setup if you're planning on folding both the 950 and the gx2.
With OCing the CPU to 4.2GHz and everything at 100% system load it says it'll be 420W used, recommend a 460W PSU and I'm going 500W to get one with a 6+8-pin PCI power and 80+ certified.
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Perfect.
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